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Old 07-31-2019, 04:56 AM
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...Some are drawing parallels to Meghan's ventures in Canada, where she tried her hand at her own branch of a clothing line. The venture, by all reports, was not a success...

Well it couldn’t have been that bad given there were multiple reports at the time of attempts made by Reitmans (unsuccessfully) to renew her contract with them. Evidently her personal life was headed in a completely new direction that required a certain level of discretion. Anyway, below is a link to the official statement released at the time.

https://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty...-reitmans-deal

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In a statement to HELLO!, Reitmans confirmed that its contract with the Suits star has run its course. “The partnership with Meghan Markle and Reitmans ended on a very positive note, and in line with the contract. The initiative was always meant to contain only two collections that were created with our in-house team of Montreal based designers and two advertising campaigns to support these collections."

“The partnership ended as was originally planned. We are very pleased with the collaboration we shared and we wish Meghan Markle much happiness in the future.”

The news comes just a week after the star closed her lifestyle blog The Tig, which focused on food, travel, beauty and fashion. There is speculation as to whether these events mean Meghan is preparing for a future with Prince Harry, although no news has been announced as of yet.
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:40 AM
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But Meghan being American as well as a former actress marrying Diana’s son plays into this too. The whole package attracts attention. (Note, circumstances, not actions, attract the attention.)
Grace Kelly was an actress and American too and her marital connection to Monaco (during an extremely conservative era worldwide) was mainly celebrated. I understand what you mean about circumstances, but if the circumstances were reversed today and Harry married American actress Grace Kelly we would not be seeing the agitation/outrage we see linked with M&H.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:23 AM
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I found this article from Forbes and its belief of September Vogue being a landmark

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.for...-than-one/amp/
A landmark issue indeed.

I like what the author said about the Vogue’s September Issue having turned the conversation away from fashion, to recognizing women for what they do rather than what they wear or how they look.


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Old 07-31-2019, 10:39 AM
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A landmark issue indeed.

I like what the author said about the Vogue’s September Issue having turned the conversation away from fashion, to recognizing women for what they do rather than what they wear or how they look.
This is a step in the right direction. The end of the journey will be when we look at all people for who they are on the inside instead of on the outside.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:40 AM
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You must have read something different but I see nothing in what Harry said to put down people fir having more than two children. Their choice to have 2 kids is theirs. I don't understand where people think they are being critical of people having more kids. A poster had raised William's quotes from a while ago talking about the dangers overpopulation whilst Kate was pregnant with Louis which many interpreted as hypocritical.

With regards to their activism, I am personally fine with it. I say this as a Black Briton. If people like tradition and being staid, you got the Cambridges. The Sussexes have carved a role out for themselves which was a problem for the previous spare prince.
I am sorry but I did not read his full statement regarding two children.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:59 AM
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You must have read something different but I see nothing in what Harry said to put down people fir having more than two children. Their choice to have 2 kids is theirs. I don't understand where people think they are being critical of people having more kids. A poster had raised William's quotes from a while ago talking about the dangers overpopulation whilst Kate was pregnant with Louis which many interpreted as hypocritical.

With regards to their activism, I am personally fine with it. I say this as a Black Briton. If people like tradition and being staid, you got the Cambridges. The Sussexes have carved a role out for themselves which was a problem for the previous spare prince.
Oft times, I'll read a post and go about doing ordinary things and that's when the light bulb comes on.

When it comes to tradition and being staid and how things are expected to be done as far as "working royals" and carving out a role for themselves within the "Firm", actually the way things are now is relatively new in the overall scheme of things and it really took off and defined "working royal" moreso back in the time of the Queen's children (especially Charles and Anne). Up until that time, British royals did engagements and duties and appearances but nothing like it is today. Charles totally defined the Prince of Wales position.

Now we talk about Harry and Meghan finding their niche and their purpose in their roles as being expected of them. 100 years ago, they could have opted for being seen at the symphony or the opening of a hospital and have spent their times having a very busy social life, wearing tiaras and jewels and having country weekend parties.

Now, they're expected to be doing and appearing and their burps can be heard around the world instantly. How times have changed eh?
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:29 PM
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With regards to their activism, I am personally fine with it. I say this as a Black Briton. If people like tradition and being staid, you got the Cambridges. The Sussexes have carved a role out for themselves which was a problem for the previous spare prince.
CTchic, there is tradition of royals being activists. Charles and Diana are prime examples of this tradition. Meghan is just following in their footsteps. One thing not traditional about her is her skin color and that's it.



BTW, Duchess of Sussex is doing wonderful things and it's high time to start thinking about people she is helping and stop "othering" her. What's wrong with royals helping less fortunate?
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:44 PM
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...hing-line.html


This can't be accurate, can it?
I mean, even if all the profits go to charity, wouldn't she be accused of cashing in on the royal connection, much as Sophie was when she had her PR business?
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:49 PM
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CTchic, there is tradition of royals being activists. Charles and Diana are prime examples of this tradition. Meghan is just following in their footsteps. One thing not traditional about her is her skin color and that's it.



BTW, Duchess of Sussex is doing wonderful things and it's high time to start thinking about people she is helping and stop "othering" her. What's wrong with royals helping less fortunate?
Great post, Rena M! I agree with you. I think it’s time for people to pay attention to the vision and the work, Meghan, is doing.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:53 PM
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This can't be accurate, can it?
I mean, even if all the profits go to charity, wouldn't she be accused of cashing in on the royal connection, much as Sophie was when she had her PR business?
Meghan isn't launching her own fashion line. This is, again, the media spinning wildly inaccurate headlines.

It is early days yet so more details will be forthcoming, but basically Meghan approached these businesses and asked them to create a capsule wardrobe for Smart Works (so Meghan isn't designing anything and its not her name on it). They agreed and in addition to working with Smart Works, they will also donate 1 outfit for every 1 outfit sold from the capsule line to Smart Works.

You can read about it in Meg's Vogue article or in this Sussex post:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0lk8DWpNkq/
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:59 PM
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...hing-line.html


This can't be accurate, can it?
I mean, even if all the profits go to charity, wouldn't she be accused of cashing in on the royal connection, much as Sophie was when she had her PR business?


It is accurate, it was just confirmed in instagram. But, as far as I managed to understand it, it’s not so much her clothing line. It’s more a clothing line in collaboration with certain shops, like Jigsaw, where for every item sold, one goes to Smart Works.

Meghan will be accused of whatever people can accuse her of anyway. So she’d better make it worthwhile.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:04 PM
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I found this article from Forbes and its belief of September Vogue being a landmark

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.for...-than-one/amp/
While I love the fact that Meghan has done this issue, I’m not in total agreement with this article. Especially these particular quotes:

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In fact, speaking of reflections, turning the sixteenth panel on the cover into a mirror—so that the reader might see themselves reflected as a “force for change”—is inspired...

Equally so, what makes this issue such a landmark is that it has turned the conversation away from fashion and towards something more pressing: the incredible work of women and the positive change they are having on the world. A bold move for a leading fashion title that is a message in itself...

For perhaps the first time ever, what the stars are wearing is the least interesting or important thing about the cover.
Glamour Magazine has been doing a 'Women of the Year’ issue for 20+ years now. The issue highlights women and girls of all ages, races and backgrounds -from actresses to activists to athletes to scientists. Last year the cover featured women such as, Betty Reid Soskin (a 97 year old National Park Service Ranger) and the gymnasts who took down Larry Nassar. Glamour also has an annual awards ceremony to coincide with the issue. They also do a College Women of the Year.

As for the mirror, that's been done by a number of fashion and political magazines before - British Vogue did it for their 1999 ‘Millennium’ issue, Time Magazine did it for their 2006 'Person of the Year’ issue and Elle Australia did it for their 2015 “Be the Cover” issue, in which they highlighted woman who were breaking barriers and making a change.

I’m not saying Meghan shouldn’t be applauded for what she’s done. She should be. I just don’t think it's fair to dismiss, or diminish the work that others have done when it comes to highlighting women and diversity.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:23 PM
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I see the royal role in relation to charity and other projects as one to shine a light on the issue.
In a tv interview that princess anne gave a number of years ago, this is how she described her role. She didnt claim to be an expert in specific areas but knew enough of the right people to make connections and get things done. She never stepped forward and took the credit.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:50 PM
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I see the royal role in relation to charity and other projects as one to shine a light on the issue.

Duchess of Sussex is the master of shining light on the issues and generating lots of money for her charities. I can only applaud her.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:06 AM
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Harry is attending Google Camp this year. He last made an appearance in 2017.

Prince Harry 'gives barefoot speech' at secretive Google Camp climate change conference in Italy in front of A-list crowd including Leo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell, as it's revealed celebs arrived on total of 114 private jets
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:32 AM
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Interesting how the same story ran yesterday said it was William and Kate who were there and now its Harry?
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:12 AM
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I wonder if Harry doesn’t follow his wife’s example and instead takes the train to Italy?
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:48 AM
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Interesting how the same story ran yesterday said it was William and Kate who were there and now its Harry?
I saw that same story. Interesting how quick that changed.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:41 AM
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Both Sussexes need better advisors. They could do with projecting a more focused and coherent message to influence young people especially. They are all over the place with luxury Vogue, right-on green issues, global jet travel, nestling family - all highly confusing.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:19 AM
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Both Sussexes need better advisors. They could do with projecting a more focused and coherent message to influence young people especially. They are all over the place with luxury Vogue, right-on green issues, global jet travel, nestling family - all highly confusing.
I happen to believe their charitable message is pretty clear. I think the problem is the royal press have a major problem with the work the Sussexes are doing and making it seem like the couple are going into a non-royal route.

I said awhile back on the forums that we have to allow the Monarchy step into the future and not try to make the royal institution stay in the past. The new faces of the British royal family have to be allowed to carve their own path in a modern way. Both royal couples are doing just that.
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